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December 2019 Athlete of the Month

December 2019 Athlete of the Month

December 2019 Athlete of the Month.

Heather Hamilton

How old are you and when did you join Alamo 180?  

I’m 38 and joined Alamo 180 about two years ago (maybe, I have no idea ;). 

How many different programs within Alamo 180 have you done?  

I CrossFit three times a week and recently participated in the beginner swim series twice (because I’m a “beginner-beginner” and sink in the water).

Why do you CrossFit?  Favorite workout? Least favorite?

I love to lift weights! Even in middle school, I would choose weightlifting over everything else. I enjoy running, and lifting helps with that, but I enjoy lifting weights more. My favorite workouts are deadlifts and squat cleans! The two moves make me feel strong and powerful. My least favorite workouts involve anything upper body and sprints. You guessed it, they don’t make me feel strong.

What are you training for right now? 

Currently, I’m training for the Houston half marathon. I plan on pushing myself and set a pretty lofty goal so I’ll be serious and train for real this time. Normally I just run for running and train for life. I often consider myself a lazy runner just out there to enjoy it and not hit a time or pace.  

Favorite cheat meal? 

I love to eat, and I really love GOOD food. I often joke with my boyfriend that food is the stable of our relationship. He’s an amazing cook and I love to eat – it’s perfect! I don’t have a cheat meal as I don’t restrict myself from food but rather enjoy the not so good for you items in moderation and don’t really enjoy junk food. But my favorite meal would be any breakfast item.

What advice would you give to someone just starting out with CrossFit?

The best advice I could provide to anyone starting CrossFit would be to believe in yourself and pay attention to your body. Don’t compare yourself to anyone else other than yourself. It doesn’t matter that the person next to you is lifting twice as much as you, you are on your own path. Listen to your body and take a rest when you need it. And most importantly, love who you are.